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Brunch is served at Great White in Venice.
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The 14 Essential Brunch Destinations in LA

Where to eat the ultimate weekend meal in Los Angeles

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Brunch is served at Great White in Venice.
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Brunch is back in Los Angeles. Many of the city’s beloved spots have worked to remain open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in service throughout the pandemic, and now with summer sun in full force the weekend event feels more relevant than ever. From Walter and Marge Manzke’s beloved Republique to Lien Ta and Jonathan Whitener’s All Day Baby, here now are 14 essential brunches to try in LA. For the hottest new brunch spots, check out this list.

Removed: Huckleberry Cafe, Manuela, AOC

Added: Great White, Poppy+Rose, Met Her At A Bar

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cici's Cafe

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18912 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-6704
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Cici’s Cafe is a 14-year-old San Fernando Valley staple, turning out platter after platter of pancakes, eggs, and breakfast meats for hungry local diners. Open for takeout, catering, and outside dining.

A plate of pale pancakes with cream dripping down from the top.
Cici’s Cafe
Cici’s Cafe

2. Salt's Cure

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1155 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-7258
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Thoughtfully sourced, California-grown ingredients form the foundation of the cooking at Salt’s Cure. Brunch is especially fantastic with things like biscuits and gravy, as well as oatmeal griddle cakes, on the menu. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

Salt’s Cure
Salt’s Cure
Crystal Coser

3. All Day Baby

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3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 741-0082
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While brunch is technically offered all week at this Silver Lake stunner, come in on the weekends for a leisurely feast of fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and smoked white fish. Wash it all down with a boozy Dole whip slushie. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

4. Republique

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624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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It’s never been easier to experience brunch at Republique. Order Margarita Manzke’s incredible pastries along with brunch favorites like the brioche French toast and kimchi fried rice for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

5. Met Her At A Bar

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759 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 847-5013
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Scratch-made Belgian waffles, strong coffee, and vibes for days proves to be a winning formula for Met Her At A Bar. Arrive early or join the waitlist on Yelp to avoid a long wait at this always-busy neighborhood spot. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

6. Poppy + Rose

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765 Wall St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 995-7799
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Grab a seat on the Poppy patio located on the rooftop of the Los Angeles Flower Market building from Friday through Sunday. The outdoor brunch features crowd-pleasing favorites like the buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, steak breakfast burrito, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are highly recommended.

7. The Rose Venice

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220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-0711
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In the Before Times, Venice denizens arrived at the Rose in droves on weekend mornings for Jason Neroni’s cooking. Particularly good is the wide range of pastries that pair nicely with the restaurant’s exceptional coffee. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

8. Great White

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1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 744-8403
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Situated practically underneath the iconic hanging Venice sign, Great White is lively most days of the week but especially on weekends when locals and visitors come out for sun, surf, and daytime fare. From avocado toast to ricotta hotcakes and breakfast burritos, there’s something on the menu for every taste. Open for takeout, delivery, and indoor and outdoor dining.

9. Court Cafe

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5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 431-4969
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Court Cafe is a collaboration between Taco Mell’s Jermelle Henderson, Bleu Kitchen’s Calvin Johnson, and Keith Garett of All Flavor No Grease. The brunch menu aims to please with original dishes like Garret’s ocho burrito with lobster, chicken sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, spinach, eggs, etouffee sauce, and smoked gouda cheese sauce. Open for takeout.

10. The Serving Spoon

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1403 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 412-3927
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Going strong for 36 years, the Serving Spoon is open for dine-in and takeout. Settle into Southern classics like fried catfish, cornbread, and fried chicken.

A plate of fried chicken tucked underneath a waffle from the Serving Spoon in Inglewood
The Serving Spoon
Cathy Chaplin

11. Watts Coffee House

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1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 249-4343

Desiree Edwards of Watts Coffee House has been fueling the neighborhood with soul food comforts like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, and buttermilk biscuits since 1997. Call ahead to place an order before swinging by for pick-up.

A bowl of orange-yellow shrimp and grits with chopped green herbs sprinkled on top, sitting on a multicolored gray cloth.
Watts Coffee House
Wonho Frank Lee

12. The Nest: A Breakfast Joint

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9260 Alondra Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 804-5097
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The Nest’s expansive menu of hearty morning fare aims to please every palate. In addition to things like churro waffles, shrimp and grits, and chilaquiles, the menu includes options for those who are keto, vegan, and paleo.

13. Manhattan Beach Post

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1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5405
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The decade-old brunch menu at David Lefevre’s Manhattan Beach Post is as good as ever with bacon cheddar biscuits on the menu, deep-fried chimichanga burritos, and cinnamon rolls too. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

14. Kirari West Bake Shop

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707 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-5313
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Here at this family-owned South Bay bakery and cafe, Hiro Saito continues his family’s tradition of gluten-free baking. The menu includes pastries, breads, and decadent breakfast sandwiches made with naturally gluten-free rice flour.

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1. Cici's Cafe

18912 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
A plate of pale pancakes with cream dripping down from the top.
Cici’s Cafe
Cici’s Cafe

Cici’s Cafe is a 14-year-old San Fernando Valley staple, turning out platter after platter of pancakes, eggs, and breakfast meats for hungry local diners. Open for takeout, catering, and outside dining.

18912 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356

2. Salt's Cure

1155 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Salt’s Cure
Salt’s Cure
Crystal Coser

Thoughtfully sourced, California-grown ingredients form the foundation of the cooking at Salt’s Cure. Brunch is especially fantastic with things like biscuits and gravy, as well as oatmeal griddle cakes, on the menu. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

1155 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

3. All Day Baby

3200 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

While brunch is technically offered all week at this Silver Lake stunner, come in on the weekends for a leisurely feast of fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and smoked white fish. Wash it all down with a boozy Dole whip slushie. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

4. Republique

624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

It’s never been easier to experience brunch at Republique. Order Margarita Manzke’s incredible pastries along with brunch favorites like the brioche French toast and kimchi fried rice for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Met Her At A Bar

759 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Scratch-made Belgian waffles, strong coffee, and vibes for days proves to be a winning formula for Met Her At A Bar. Arrive early or join the waitlist on Yelp to avoid a long wait at this always-busy neighborhood spot. Open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery.

759 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

6. Poppy + Rose

765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Grab a seat on the Poppy patio located on the rooftop of the Los Angeles Flower Market building from Friday through Sunday. The outdoor brunch features crowd-pleasing favorites like the buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, steak breakfast burrito, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are highly recommended.

765 Wall St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

7. The Rose Venice

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

In the Before Times, Venice denizens arrived at the Rose in droves on weekend mornings for Jason Neroni’s cooking. Particularly good is the wide range of pastries that pair nicely with the restaurant’s exceptional coffee. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

8. Great White

1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Situated practically underneath the iconic hanging Venice sign, Great White is lively most days of the week but especially on weekends when locals and visitors come out for sun, surf, and daytime fare. From avocado toast to ricotta hotcakes and breakfast burritos, there’s something on the menu for every taste. Open for takeout, delivery, and indoor and outdoor dining.

1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

9. Court Cafe

5496 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Court Cafe is a collaboration between Taco Mell’s Jermelle Henderson, Bleu Kitchen’s Calvin Johnson, and Keith Garett of All Flavor No Grease. The brunch menu aims to please with original dishes like Garret’s ocho burrito with lobster, chicken sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, spinach, eggs, etouffee sauce, and smoked gouda cheese sauce. Open for takeout.

5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045

10. The Serving Spoon

1403 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
A plate of fried chicken tucked underneath a waffle from the Serving Spoon in Inglewood
The Serving Spoon
Cathy Chaplin

Going strong for 36 years, the Serving Spoon is open for dine-in and takeout. Settle into Southern classics like fried catfish, cornbread, and fried chicken.

1403 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

11. Watts Coffee House

1827 E 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
A bowl of orange-yellow shrimp and grits with chopped green herbs sprinkled on top, sitting on a multicolored gray cloth.
Watts Coffee House
Wonho Frank Lee

Desiree Edwards of Watts Coffee House has been fueling the neighborhood with soul food comforts like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, and buttermilk biscuits since 1997. Call ahead to place an order before swinging by for pick-up.

1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002

12. The Nest: A Breakfast Joint

9260 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

The Nest’s expansive menu of hearty morning fare aims to please every palate. In addition to things like churro waffles, shrimp and grits, and chilaquiles, the menu includes options for those who are keto, vegan, and paleo.

9260 Alondra Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706

13. Manhattan Beach Post

1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The decade-old brunch menu at David Lefevre’s Manhattan Beach Post is as good as ever with bacon cheddar biscuits on the menu, deep-fried chimichanga burritos, and cinnamon rolls too. Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

14. Kirari West Bake Shop

707 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Here at this family-owned South Bay bakery and cafe, Hiro Saito continues his family’s tradition of gluten-free baking. The menu includes pastries, breads, and decadent breakfast sandwiches made with naturally gluten-free rice flour.

707 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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